The Locals (2003)

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Two best friends, Grant and Paul, hit the country road for a night of fun, but unfortunately take a short cut to their fate... where they meet the Locals.




  • Kate Elliott and Aidee Walker in The Locals (2003)
  • Aidee Walker in The Locals (2003)
  • Kate Elliott in The Locals (2003)
  • Paul Glover in The Locals (2003)
  • Kate Elliott and Aidee Walker in The Locals (2003)
  • Johnny Barker in The Locals (2003)

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23 December 2004 | DrVine
| Pleasingly clever though flawed ghost story
This is an above average script - compelling at times - but it's let down by uninspired directing and merely adequate acting . If it had been made by M. Night Shyamalan it would have been an absolute blinder, but as it was so many potentially chilling scenes were just wasted opportunities (all "the Locals" appearing out of the dark, Grant hiding in the kitchen, Paul's dawning understanding in the ditch). The rock soundtrack doesn't help either; they're good tunes, but they're not exactly subtle - that all important suspense is killed off once and for all. This is one situation where a Hollywood remake might actually be a good thing.

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Release Date:

2 October 2003



Country of Origin

New Zealand

Filming Locations

Auckland, New Zealand

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